Feds Start Public-Land Coal Review Process

Hill: Federal officials started the process Thursday toward a comprehensive environmental review of the way the government leases public land for coal mining. The Interior Department’s notice of intent for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is the first part of what will likely be a three-year process to evaluate how to better account for climate change in coal leasing, something that’s likely to increase the costs of mining coal on federal land. Officials are also using the process to......

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